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Hinduism - Who Was Gosala Maskariputra?

 


 (5th c. B.C.E.?) A philosopher who lived during the Buddha's lifetime, according to legend.

Gosala is said to be the founder of the Ajivikas, a defunct religious society known for its fatalistic philosophy.

In Buddhist and Jain literature, he is known as Makkhali Gosala ("cow-shed"), a reference to his humble origins. 


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